As you may have deduced by now, most nominees send out press statements with their reactions, especially if they don't feel like being interviewed (or aren't available) on nomination day. Most at least seem heartfelt, thanking the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and their collaborators – it's a farly straightforward script. But a few manage to make us chuckle in the process:
"The Hollywood Foreign Press have just given me a time out from my 20 year midlife crisis. My heartfelt thanks to them." – Colin Firth, up for best lead actor in a drama for "A Single Man"
"We are completely thrilled to be nominated for a Golden Globe. The Globes have a long and illustrious history... we are happy to spoil that. Thank you HFPA." – Todd Phillips, writer/director of "The Hangover," nominated for Best Feature – Comedy
"Thank you very much to the Hollywood Foreign Press for making my mum cry in the grocery store. I'm honored and completely speechless." – Carey Mulligan, up for best actress in a drama for "An Education"
My opinion is that ther are too many award shows. Do entertainers really need so much validation? There should be one award show for each sector of entertainment, movies, TV, and music, (and why isn't there an award show for literature?) The People's Choice Awards should stay though. As a matter of fact, that's probably the only one that should survive. If we, the people, spend $300,000 or more going to a movie, shouldn't that movie be Best Picture? After all, movies, music and such are made for us yet, as in the Academy Awards, the academy members are the only ones who can vote. Usually some artsy movie that grossed less than the cost to make it wins. Who says they have more insight than I do?
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